Tree-O performs Monday at Village Homes

Tree-O, a Davis-based contemporary and pop-flavored folk-Americana trio, is celebrating the release of its second CD, “Count Of Days.” The band will present a set of original acoustic tunes from the CD at the first Village Homes Performers’ Circle of the new year at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The Village Homes Performers’ Circle is a free […]

January 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Citizens Who Care fundraising concert highlights Bing Crosby

Check it out What: “Yes, Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby” When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 204 E 14th St. Tickets: $35 Info:, 530-758-3704 Citizens Who Care will present its 21st annual benefit concert, “Yes Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby,” at 7 p.m. […]

January 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD festival to examine ‘The Art of Migration’

People migrate, and they’ve done so for hundreds of years. UC Davis will focus on this phenomenon with the “Art of Migration,” a five-day festival starting Wednesday, Jan. 30. Davis, after all, arguably came to exist because of migrants. Davis draws its name from Jerome C. Davis, who was born in Ohio in 1822 and came west as part of […]

January 29, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Warming from the inside out with Italian reds

By the time you read this, the cold spell will no doubt have made its way to North Dakota where it belongs, and we’ll be basking in our seasonal temps. I know this, but as soon as I see frost on the greenbelt, I hunker down and lay up provisions so we’ll survive that 10 […]

January 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

White Rice comes out on top in DHS Factor

White Rice — a beatbox group of Jeremy Chen, Kunwoo Hong and David Matthews — captured the hearts and votes of the audience to beat out eight other performances to win DHS Factor last Thursday. Singer Scott Stone was second, while third place was a tie between dancer Xavier Barkley and singing duo Jacob Muller […]

January 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Usher training set at Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is hosting an usher training seminar for those looking to work at the upcoming PTDT concerts. The seminar will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. The instructor is Jan Fiore, who was house and lobby manager for […]

January 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear whistler perform at Covell Gardens

Milt Briggs will sing, whistle, recite poetry and tell stories while accompanying himself on the guitar and keyboard during a performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Atria Covell Gardens. The event, at 1111 Alvarado Ave., is free and open to the public. A Sacramento native who was born loving music, he grew up […]

January 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Banjoist performs at Covell Gardens

Jack Convery, a former winner of the title “Best Banjoist of Northern California,” will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. The concert is free and open to the public. Born in Wichita, Kan., Convery spent his childhood in Fresno. He learned how to play the banjo at […]

January 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Eight DHS band students chosen for honor bands

Most high school band directors would be delighted to know that just one of their students had been invited to be a member of an honor band. Davis High band director Tom Slabaugh learned that eight of his band students beat out hundreds of competitors and made it into two of the most highly sought-after […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Studio 301 presents a comedy in February

“Tis Pity…” is Studio 301’s production of John Ford’s 17th-century play about siblings who fall madly in love with each other. Murder, incest and bandits form the backdrop for this nightmare comedy. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 21-23 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the UC […]

January 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Get Happy’ with the DHS Jazz Choir

The Davis High Jazz Choir will swing into action with interpretations of the great American songbook at its 25th annual Jazz Choir Cabaret on Feb. 9-10. The event takes place at the Emerson Junior High School Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Seating times are 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve tickets by Feb. […]

January 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Justis, O’Neill play at Wine’d Down Thursday

Singer/songwriter Mike Justis has been playing a unique brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. He and his band are well-known throughout Northern California. This week, he will be playing Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery in Davis. He will be joined by a Sundstrom Hill favorite, bassist Steve […]

January 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis artist teaches at Crocker Museum

Marie-Therese Brown, a Davis artist and member of The Artery, will offer an introduction to acrylic painting class for young artists ages 9 to 12 through the Crocker Art Museum in conjunction with the Gregory Kondos exhibition opening Feb. 24. Students will use a sketchbook to plan compositions, create preliminary drawings with vine charcoal and […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,